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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,272
Posted By DZeckhausen
1997 - 2003 BMW 540i 2001 - 2003 BMW 530i ...

1997 - 2003 BMW 540i
2001 - 2003 BMW 530i

Not sure what the European E39 535i used in front. But you can check rotor size to see if it matches.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,272
Posted By DZeckhausen
No. You need to look for a 540i or a 530i model.

No. You need to look for a 540i or a 530i model.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,272
Posted By DZeckhausen
The E38 740i uses the same front rotors and pads...

The E38 740i uses the same front rotors and pads as the E39 540i. So what your friend really did was a 540i front brake upgrade to his 520i.

Be careful, as the E39 540i front rotors changed in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-13-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,272
Posted By DZeckhausen
You can't do it. The hub centerbore of the E39...

You can't do it. The hub centerbore of the E39 is 74.1mm, while the E38 is only 72mm. If you try to install wheels from an E38, they won't clear the E39 hub register.

To make this work, you'll...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,060
Posted By DZeckhausen
Unknown. I think the car was sold at least 5...

Unknown. I think the car was sold at least 5 years ago. ;-)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-20-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,756
Posted By DZeckhausen
There's a recall for this!

I had my 328i in the shop yesterday for it's first service visit. They applied a software update which, among other things, implements a fix for the alarm going off when you open the trunk with the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-12-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,833
Posted By DZeckhausen
Just placed an order. Thanks!

Just placed an order. Thanks!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-31-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,858
Posted By DZeckhausen
Thanks! The floor wasn't actually raised, it was...

Thanks! The floor wasn't actually raised, it was lowered. I started with only about 6.5 feet of headroom and ended up with 8 feet. That also meant the driveway had to be dug out and redesigned and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-29-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,833
Posted By DZeckhausen
I have a new F30 328i and would like to be able...

I have a new F30 328i and would like to be able to transport my recumbent cycle. What is the difference between the BMW3S12 and the BMW3S30-BR?

I have a SportRack for my recumbent bike that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-29-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,858
Posted By DZeckhausen
The 328i (and identical 320i) brakes have plenty...

The 328i (and identical 320i) brakes have plenty of thermal capacity for typical street use. But for dramatically improved pedal feel and enough capacity for track use, this is what I installed:
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-24-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,906
Posted By DZeckhausen
I notice it warming up in just a few seconds. ...

I notice it warming up in just a few seconds. Yesterday, when the car was sitting outside my office in 12 degree weather, it took a bit longer to notice any warmth. Probably a full minute. But...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-24-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,906
Posted By DZeckhausen
This is the first car I've ever had with a heated...

This is the first car I've ever had with a heated steering wheel, and after the last few days, it's probably my favorite feature on the car! I've been surprised at how quickly mine heats up. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-23-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,543
Posted By DZeckhausen
I average more than 40 mpg on my trips back and...

I average more than 40 mpg on my trips back and forth between NJ and NH, typically in Comfort mode. Speeds are between 65-75 mph, although my speed alarm is set for 86 mph and occasionally goes off....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-23-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By DZeckhausen
When weather and traffic permit, see if this...

When weather and traffic permit, see if this bedding process improves the situation: http://www.zeckhausen.com/bedding_in_brakes.htm

Does the car sleep outside and often get put away wet?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-23-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By DZeckhausen
What are the symptoms? Can you describe what...

What are the symptoms? Can you describe what your brakes sound like?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-04-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,419
Posted By DZeckhausen
The weather finally cooperated and I've swapped...

The weather finally cooperated and I've swapped over to the Sport Line wheels and summer-only tires. As expected, the handling improvement is
huge - until we get the next dusting of snow. Then...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-27-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By DZeckhausen
Did you ever sell these?

Did you ever sell these?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-20-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 28,968
Posted By DZeckhausen
This is completely consistent with what I'm able...

This is completely consistent with what I'm able to get, driving back and forth between New Jersey and New Hampshire. Here's a shot from my first break at a rest stop on I90 in Massachusetts after...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-18-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,419
Posted By DZeckhausen
All StopTech big brake kits preserve parking...

All StopTech big brake kits preserve parking brake functionality, unless they are specifically labeled as "race-only".

The BMW F30 kits replicate the drum-in-hat design of the factory rear brake...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,419
Posted By DZeckhausen
Oh well. Too late now. But not a big deal. ...

Oh well. Too late now. But not a big deal. I'll be sure to check in advance next time! Thanks for the offer! :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,419
Posted By DZeckhausen
It was $2100, which included shipping from CA to...

It was $2100, which included shipping from CA to NJ.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,419
Posted By DZeckhausen
That was news to me. Happy to hear it!

That was news to me. Happy to hear it!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-14-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,419
Posted By DZeckhausen
Thanks for the extra bit of motivation. I just...

Thanks for the extra bit of motivation. I just ordered a set of these:

http://photos.e46fanatics.com/data/500/medium/397s1.jpg

... with summer-only Continental ContiSport Contact tires. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-14-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,419
Posted By DZeckhausen
Well, that depends. I had many modifications to...

Well, that depends. I had many modifications to the 540i, which added very little value to the trade-in. I could have gone private sale, but it's like trying to sell a house with a pool. You have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-12-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,419
Posted By DZeckhausen
Agree with your pad and fluid comments and ONE of...

Agree with your pad and fluid comments and ONE of your comments about stainless lines. Assuming we can find race friction in D1561 (front) and D1613 (rear) pads shapes, the proper friction choices,...
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